Category: digitised printed

An insight into digitisation: digitising a damaged book

De proprietatibus rerum (Durham Cathedral Library Inc.3)   The digitisation of medieval books and manuscripts is generally a pretty straight forward process; provided you have the right equipment and you take the time to do it carefully.  The Priory Library Recreated Project uses conservation copy stands, also known as ‘book cradles’ (there is a photo Read More …

Duns Scotus on the Sentences

Durham Cathedral Library Incunable 21b The fourth but only surviving volume of this 1481 edition of John Duns Scotus’ Quaestiones in quattuor libros Sententiarum was printed in Venice. This is a heavily-used copy, with evidence of having been closely studied by several monks of Durham Priory, then passing out of the library into the collection Read More …